Evgenia Medvedeva set a new figure skating world record in her single short program routine at the Russian Figure Skating Championships. Her result of 79.44 beat the previous world record of 78.66 set by Japan’s Mao Asada in 2014. Medvedeva, 16, adds the world record to a list of achievements that already includes the 2015-2016 Grand Prix of Figure Skating champion's title and a number of titles at junior level.
With 79.44 points, she takes first place at the Russian championships in Yekaterinburg. Grand Prix finalist Elena Radionova is second (76.69 points), and Olympic gold medalist Yulia Lipnitskaya third (73.77). "I never really think about the records, I just want to come and show a good skate," said Medvedeva after the show. She was close to breaking the world record earlier this month at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Barcelona, where she scored an impressive 74.58 in the process of becoming champion.
The winner of the championship of Russia on December's figure skating Evgeny Medvedev in Yekaterinburg did not perform at the upcoming February Second Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer (Norway). This Tass reported in the Figure Skating Federation of Russia (FFKKR).
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The athlete entered into an expanded team of Russian figure skating for the Games, that was made public last summer. According to the rules of the Games, singles can participate skaters born between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2001. In dance and competition sports pairs - between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2001.
"Eugenia's age made the list, but it already appears to be discharged, as well as selected for the upcoming Bratislava European Championships - told Tass deputy director general FFKKR Galina Golubkov. - In two places we selected competitive athletes, including Polina Tsurskaya (winner of the Junior Grand Prix Final - approx. TASS), Maria Sotskova, Serafima Serafima Sakhanovich. But there is still the championship of Russia among juniors in Chelyabinsk, in many respects, which will be decisive.
"The tournament for the national team skaters includes a single skater, two girls and two slots in pairs figure skating and dance. The Youth Olympic Games will be held in Lillehammer, from 12 to 21 February. At the first Youth Olympic Games four years ago in Innsbruck, Austria, 68 Russian athletes aged 14 to 18 years attended. In the unofficial team standings of the competition the Russian team ranked fifth, winning five gold, four silver and seven bronze medals. The Games Champion then was Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, three years later won the title of the strongest skater planet at the World Championships in Shanghai. the silver medalist was Adelina Sotnikova, Olympic champion in Sochi 2014. The bronze medalist in Innsbruck were Theodosius Efremenkov (figure skating) and dancers Maria Simonova and Dmitry Dragun.
Evgeny Medvedeva: First of all I would like to thank everyone for their support. I know how much worried about my family and fans. I have their support gives strength and confidence. Most memorable - the reaction of the public. Never in my life I have not seen and not accompanied by such an ovation. This is amazing. The most unexpected happened after the free program. I am extremely upset because of falling at the last jump, but when put up evaluation, I was so impressed that he first began to cry in front of everyone.
In one interview you said that you are planning to learn and perform a quad Salchow. This is a joke?
No seriously. Perhaps, at the end of the season I will be the quad Salchow. If I'll learn some jump "ultra-C" category, it is a quad Salchow. But so far no attempts, I have not yet taken.
You learn in the ninth grade. How to combine their studies with professional sports?
This year, I will take the main state exam - it will be my first serious test of the school. Of course, it is difficult to combine sport and education. Before the European Championship I took a little break to prepare for the OGE, but now I will again engage with teachers walking to school. Of course, not every day you get, but the free training days I spend in school, writing checklists, test OGE. Before the World Cup there will a little break, and I'm hard to prepare for an important exam.
What subjects are most easily?
Geometry, biology and history.
Do you love to draw. At the exhibition in the Tretyakov Gallery Serov did not go?
I do not even know about it! I'm drawing on the amateur level. I can take a paper, a pencil, an eraser and draw whatever comes into my head. For me, painting - splash of emotions, inspiration, which accumulates. I was very soothing.
At the demonstration performances you took to the ice for the band's song "City 312". Why?
In this song a deep meaning. You should always remember and take care of people who you really roads.
Now you have a favorable in terms of the results of the period, but after big wins always decline occurs. In addition, you continue to grow. We discussed the issue with the coach coming?
Each victory - one more reason to continue to improve. I am often asked on the topic of growth. In my opinion, it is not necessary to go in cycles: it is necessary to trust the coaches and work with them in unison. They are experienced people who know what's best for me.
Are there any areas of activity in which you would like to realize themselves after sport?
Yes, I have one small, purely women's dream - after the sport go to makeup artists. Maybe it will change many more times.
Recently, you said that you love Japanese culture and cuisine. Are you friends with a Japanese skater?
A competition can not be avoided. With some Japanese figure skater, we write to the social networks. We exchange parcels, gifts. As for the love of the Japanese - everything is nice ... and very tasty food!
How much land can eat at a time?
When we came back from the European Championship, then immediately after the airport went to a Japanese restaurant. To be honest, I do not think much of the time I can eat. Lots of!
How would you describe figure skating?
This is more an art than a sport. We put our hearts into our performances. Not only physical forces are spending, but also the soul. Sometimes, you skated both programs and you realize that you have no strength to even smile at someone, laugh, be happy. There comes an absolute emotional devastation, because you're all out on the ice
Worried before going on the ice? How to deal with it?
With music. Before the European Championship a little more worried than over the rest of the competition. Helped music. Hour and a half I go workout headphones and more of them are not rented. I constantly play the same songs that soothe and motivate me.
It turned out that your main rival - compatriot, teammates, friends. Does it matter?
When I go out on the ice, I do not think about competition. My thoughts - only qualitative jump, high-quality hire. I want to show his inner world, to give everything emotionally and physically. The idea of competition stepped aside because adjusts completely to the other way.
Your sport in popularity is not inferior to football with hockey. Do you think that so touches the viewer?
People enjoy the beauty of movement and the sincerity of the emotions that we express on the ice, and after rolling in a recreation area. It really is pure emotion, no affectedness.
What is the role of parents in your career?
Parents have always understood and supported, no matter what I have going on inside. They know how to help me in any situation. When there is some stress, which happens very rarely, they give advice on what I work on, brush up on that. Parents - this is a huge wall behind which I feel completely safe.
How to respond to comments in the press and on the Internet about her performances?
The main thing - to know how to answer that. To be absolutely calm and confident. This is a short but very precise answer.
Russia's Evgeny Medvedeva, who became European champion in figure skating in Bratislava, admitted that she lost her concentration during the execution of a double axel.
- After the performance in this tournament for the first time I cried from happiness. This I did not have before. But it was such exhaust emotions. This was unexpected, and I was so happy! Do not put into words.
- What are the first thoughts were after the victory?
- First, do no thoughts were not. And the next - thanks to my coaches. Without them, there would never like that. I'm insanely grateful to them.
- Crash on double axel - the most difficult to do and relaxed?
- Just let go of his head. I lose concentration. Above that you need work.
- After the success of the street you began to learn?
- Honestly, no. Yet it never came.
- A wish?
- It would be interesting. However, once I was riding the subway. Winter, I'm in a jacket, packed, in the hood. Look, couple standing in front of me, and she says: "This is Zhenya Medvedev! Zhenya Medvedev. " I lifted my eyes, but they did not come. But it was very nice.
- Eugene Medvedev do you travel on the subway?
- Yes, like all people.
- To what extent do you implement all the knowledge and skills inherent to your coach Eteri Tutberidze ?
- To be honest, most of all that I can and I, coming from my coach. Eteri G. - a man of willpower unreal, unreal performance. This is a man whom I respect. And I will always listen to her advice, and to implement all what she says.
The season in figure skating is in full swing, and female figure skating is full of unpredictability. For all it is clear that the surprises move through the European championship for the World Cup to the United States from Russia. Each of the Russians has already passed third of the way. Who will reach the end? And who is willing to stay?
Medvedeva and Radionova inspite of school age, do not look standard top grades until one o'clock tutorial, and in the morning firing knowledge like a machine gun, without excessive deliberation. Each of them can not make mistakes in crucial moments thanks to the ability to think, and it is this ability to leave behind many rivals.
Some of the most respected coaches said that while little girls' legs are drawn better, but the body in the triple jump soars like a propeller on their shoulders, but a first place they win with the mind. And the individuality of thought makes its way through even the ability to perform "properly".
Radionova is perhaps more sensual, she cries for "Titanic" Celine Dion at the end of an arbitrary, but always retains control. "You could fold the handle and just jump," 3-2 ", - she remembered the final Grand Prix, in which she would not pleased by anything but gold -. But I made a" 3-3 "in the second half of the program." It has achieved bronze and upset.
Medvedev sentimentality conceals reacting complete response, which is not capable of most of her fellow athletes, even from those who are twice as old as the heroine of this season: "I can not even imagine how it is - to feel like a star I think that if think so, then lowered himself to step down.";
"It is too early to compare, but I do not think that victory is a side effect that is addictive Rods something all the time increasing.."; "For me, winning has never been a cargo - only motivation I do not feel that I should, have an understanding of what I can and it helps..";
As a true image of figure skating skate transmitted, and Medvedeva displayed it in her skate. Tatiana Tarasova shared "confidence of her pupils" during their skating is not accidental. This 16-year-old girl is doing what she thinks. And when she did make a mistake, certainly weigh everything again and come to a reasonable solution.